Derek Robertson

This isn’t game over for the Minecraft dream

Some see the use of video games in the classroom as just a gimmick, but the hope of unlocking their educational potential is still very much alive

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Twitter can be an amazing place to share ideas, resources and perspectives, and it was through TESS columnist Tom Bennett sharing one particular song’s extended version a while back that I came to love it even more.

As I listened to the 12-inch version of Freiheit’s Keeping the Dream Alive during festive reveries – it featured prominently in my Christmas Spotify playlist – these lyrics really struck me:

The hopes we had were much too high;
Way out of reach, but we have to try.
The game will never be over,
Because we’re keeping the dream alive.

In view of the recent storm surrounding Tom’s ...

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